This week Marlo Schalesky with a Giveaway

» Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Marlo Schalesky with a Giveaway

Congratulations to Anne for winning Escape the Life.

This week I’m hosting Marlo Schalesky with Wrestling with Wonder (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 5th) evening.

wrestling_with_wonder_revisedBio for Marlo Schalesky:

Marlo Schalesky is the award winning author of nine books, including Wrestling with Wonder, a Transformational Journey through the Life of Mary, as well as Empty Womb, Aching Heart, Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility. Her fiction includes RITA finalist Shades of Morning, the Christy Award winning Beyond the Night, and ACFW Book of the Year winner Veil of Fire. The author of nearly 1,000 articles, Marlo is also a small business owner and a graduate of Stanford University (with a B.S. in Chemistry!). She has earned her Master’s in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, from Fuller Theological Seminary. Marlo lives with her husband, six young children, eight horses, six cats, two parakeets, one rabbit, one rat, one dog, three chinchillas, five goldfish, and one lonely betta in a log home in Salinas, California. (Note: Critter numbers may change without notice, especially if Marlo attends yet another adoption event for rescue animals … to her husband’s chagrin.)

Blurb for Wrestling with Wonder by Marlo Schalesky:

You’ve never seen Mary, or her God, like this! 

Who is this God? Who is he who calls us to surrender and then leads us on a journey of twists and turns, ups and downs, unlike anything we could have ever expected? Who is this God who calls a young girl to birth a Savior and then watch him die on a Roman cross? Who is he who fulfills every promise and yet shatters every expectation?

Come, join Mary, Jesus’ mother, on a journey of discovery. Hear the angel’s call, walk the long road to Bethlehem, give birth in a barn, search for a lost son, kneel at the foot of a cross, and experience the wind of the Spirit. Come, walk with Mary, and find your own journey in hers.

Because life rarely turns out the way we planned…

Because we lose the wonder in the disappointments of life … 

Because being highly favored does not mean being highly pampered …

Because Mary shows us God — Passionate, breath-taking, and unpredictable…